Harun Yahya


Throughout this book we have seen that believers make it a principle of life twenty-four hours a day to live according to the values that Allah has revealed in the Qur'an. No matter what the conditions, they will not compromise in showing superior behaviour. Their values do not change; they always conform to Allah's commands and recommendations. They take Allah's Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, as their example whom Allah praises in the Qur'an in these words: Indeed you are truly vast in character. (Surat al-Qalam, 4)


There is only one way to escape being lost in the endless punishment of the Fire: living according to the Qur'an and the Sunnah, for by means of these Allah grants to human beings "their Reminder". It saves people from the ignorance in which they are sunk, their primitive way of thinking, stressful environments, negative character traits, baseless fears, perverse beliefs, and the torments of the Fire for which all these things are the causes. In place of these they gain understanding and wisdom, higher values, a sane environment filled with peace of mind and, most importantly, life in the Garden filled with endless blessings.
There is only one way to remove all the anxiety, battles, wars, hostility, poverty, destitution and anger that fills our world: living according to the teachings of the Qur'an and the Sunnah of Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. There is no other way for a person to obtain the happiness, well-being, justice, love and peace that he desires.
Living according to the Qur'an and the Sunnah as a defence against injustice, conflict, inequality, envy, war, unfairness, waste, fear, bigotry, cruelty, violence, immorality and other such things is the most basic solution for human beings in order for them to live at ease, in peace, happiness and justice.

Despite this, and because they have turned their backs on true deen for the sake of small gains, worldly profit and human weakness, some people inflict great harm on themselves. For a human being to turn his back on the Qur'an and Sunnah means that he will remain unaware of truths that are vital for him to know. However, the resources that he and transitory human beings like him have collected will not be enough to survive in the situations and problems that they encounter in the world. People like him will spend their whole lives in anxiety, worry, stress, fear and adversity, with no solution to their problems. And later, they will accept this situation and will spend the rest of their lives deceived, thinking that their suffering is a "fact of life" when it is actually a punishment for not living by the deen.
Believers who follow the values described by Allah in the Qur'an and make them prevail over every moment of their lives will live in the best way. Allah announces good tidings to these believers in the following words:
It is not your wealth or your children that will bring you near to Us, only in the case of people who believe and act rightly; such people will have a double recompense for what they did. They will be safe from all harm in the High Halls of Paradise.(Surah Saba, 37)
Those who believe and do right actions and establish prayer and pay zakat, will have their reward with their Lord. They will feel no fear and will know no sorrow. (Surat al-Baqara, 277)
Those who fulfil Allah's contract and do not break their agreement; those who join what Allah has commanded to be joined and are afraid of their Lord and fear an evil Reckoning; those who are steadfast in seeking the face of their Lord, and establish prayer and give from the provision We have given them, secretly and openly, and stave off evil with good, it is they who will have the Ultimate Abode. (Surat ar-Ra'd, 20-22)


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